Corporal Si Longworth is one of only 38 trained British Army Photographers. He left a career in aviation to pursue his passion for photography; capturing everything that military life has to offer. He is currently in Afghanistan as the Task Force Helmand Photographer, on Op HERRICK 18.
So here I am… Blogging… It’s a day I thought the world would never see, but nevertheless, here it is.
I have decided to open up to the blogging world from a land, it seems time forgot. Somewhere in Central Asia, and somewhere I am all too familiar with. But more of that later.
Let me introduce myself:
My name is Si Longworth and I am a professional photographer (yes, the Army has those). I am one of 38 photographers (photogs or phots) for the Army, covering media operations globally.
Although I have been making pictures in one form or another for little over 20 years, I have only recently joined the photographic trade (Royal Logistic Corps) within the Army. I saw it as a calling to do something that I have always loved. I have been in the Army since seventeen and a half; dropping out of college to pursue a career in the Royal Military Police. Since then my career has seen many highs and lows – but more of that to come. After all, you have me for the foreseeable future.
I’d like to take you on a journey and invite you to join me as I describe how I got here and what it’s like to be a British Army photographer.
For now though; ‘Hello’ from me.